Injured footballer waits for delayed £80k payment

first_imgA personal injury solicitor says his client waited weeks for damages due to him in October as the identity of the insurer in the case was concealed.Paul Mulderrig, of north west firm Mulderrigs Solicitors, represented amateur footballer Paul Shipley (pictured) at Newcastle Combined Court in October where it was ordered that another footballer Lee Simpson pay around £22,000 damages and £60,000 costs. Simpson had contested the claim, which related to a a fractured left tibia incurred in a tackle on Shipley in 2013.Despite the judgment ordering payment to Shipley’s solicitors by 28 October, no amounts were immediately forthcoming.Mulderrig said the defendant firm in the case, Kennedys, working under the terms of an insurance policy issued to Durham County Football Association Ltd, had refused to reveal the identity of Simpson’s insurers. This made it harder to find out whom to pursue for the outstanding money.Mulderrig told the Gazette: ’As a matter of principle, where a solicitor represents an insurer who has stepped into litigation they ought not to be allowed to keep the identity of that insurer secret as has happened here.‘The conduct of the insurer has a direct impact on the amount of cost and work that a claimant is put to during the course of the case – in this case the insurer’s unreasonable conduct added many thousands of pounds to the costs of the action – and the claimant ought to know the identity of the insurer putting him to that cost.’Mulderrig said his client, who worked as a draughtsman and was expecting his first child at the time of the match, has never returned to football and the injury has had a long-lasting impact on his life.He had attempted to negotiate a settlement over the past three years but Mulderrig says the defendants rejected all invitations.Despite several emails to Kennedys, no payment was made until last week, when around a quarter of the sum was transferred. Mulderrig said £60,000 was still outstanding four weeks after the court-imposed deadline.A spokesman for Kennedys confirmed that it acted in Shipley v Simpson and said the claimant’s damages were paid last week.He added: ‘We have asked the loss adjuster involved in the claim to expedite the costs payment to Mulderiggs Solicitors and have continued to chase for payment to be made, as we are not authorised to make this payment on the client’s behalf. We have also kept Mr Mulderigg updated on what we have been doing to press for costs payment. Client confidentiality prevents us from sharing the name of our client but we can confirm that there is no conflict of interest in this case.’last_img read more

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CTO declares 2016 ‘The Year of Romance In The Caribbean’

first_imgBusinessNewsRegional CTO declares 2016 ‘The Year of Romance In The Caribbean’ by: – January 4, 2016 37 Views   no discussions Share Share BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Jan. 4, 2016) – With the start of the New Year comes the launch of a new initiative by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) – 2016 The Year of Romance in the Caribbean – which celebrates everything romantic about the region. Through the campaign, CTO and its member countries and hotels will highlight the Caribbean as the leading choice for a romance vacation for consumers and travel planners selling the region.“With over 30 destinations to choose from, the Caribbean region provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway highlighted by pristine beaches, secluded accommodations, an abundance of land and water activities, top-notch spa services and personalized attention that meets the needs of the most discerning traveler,” said Hugh Riley, secretary general of CTO.“The Year of Romance in the Caribbean will spotlight the romantic features of our region beyond the traditional times of year such as Valentine’s Day. A romantic theme is easily embraced by all of our member destinations 365 days a year,” Riley noted.Throughout the year, CTO in cooperation with its private sector partner the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association; will assist member countries with an assortment of ideas which can be implemented around the theme of romance to appeal to consumers, travel agents and tour operators. Innovative ideas will be developed around:♥ First-time or second-time marriages and the renewal of vows♥ The most romantic locations to “pop the question” or to say “I do”♥ Inviting celebrity couples to get married in the Caribbean♥ Revisits by couples who were married or honeymooned in the Caribbean♥ Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries♥ Gift registries of romantic vacations in the Caribbean“We anticipate that in addition to the ideas we provide our members, the countries and hotels will develop their own plan of action for promoting romance in their individual destinations,” said Riley adding: “The theme is inclusive of our partners, both public- and private-sector. Caribbean hotels, travel agents and tour operators are urged to create their own romantic ideas or adopt ones being embraced by the destinations. We envision airline partners getting involved with their own ‘love is in the air’ offers and recognizing bridal parties onboard who are heading to a destination wedding in the Caribbean. We think video bloggers too will get involved in featuring the winners of the most romantic ideas.”CTO envisions 2016 The Year of Romance in the Caribbean as a catalyst for sellers and promoters of weddings and honeymoons, bridal publications and websites as well as wedding planners and service providers at the destination end.2016 The Year of Romance in the Caribbean will be promoted through social media and traditional media channels and will create opportunities for travelers and vacation planners to share their experiences and ideas of a romantic Caribbean vacation throughout 2016.center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Raphoe ABC select looks to slay the ‘Tigers’ in Hull

first_imgA RAPHOE Boxing Club Select travels to Hull on this week to face highly-rated St Paul’s on Saturday evening.A big night of boxing takes place in the Kingston Suite of the KC Stadium, home of Hull City.In the headline event on the night, current Elite champion Kieran Molloy, of the Oughterard BC in Galway locks horns with Yorkshire’s hottest amateur boxing property Harvey Lamber. It is a contest that has the making of an explosive showdown that could go right down to the wire – or may not go the scheduled distance.In the Youths 69kg division, Raphoe’s hammer-handed Ulster nine-county champion Liam McMonagle faces the durable Ryan Dickens.The Donegal puncher is on a roll at the moment as he’s won seven of his last eight outings.Raphoe’s former flamboyant lightweight star Dennis Lafferty, who now runs Donegal’s newest club, Lifford ABC, will come up against rugged St Paul’s southpaw Naseem Stowell at 64kg in a contest that has the makings of an edge-of-the-seat bout. Tyrone’s jovial Jude Gallagher has been matched with Hull’s rising star Blaine Lambert and the Two Castles flyweight, who has 10 national titles and is a former World and European Youth bronze medallist, will be looking to get back to winning ways after his untimely exit at the European Youths in Bulgaria this summer.Raphoe’s Aaron McDaid, Daire Feeney and Tom Doherty face stiff opposition and Derry’s National Youth champion Ethan McCaul (St Joseph’s BC) is paired with former British schoolboy champion Teddy Jackson in what could be a mouth-watering inside the distance battle as both boxers carry fistfuls of power.Meantime, Cookstowns livewire Teo Alin will have to pull out all the stops to dispose of the granite-jawed Leon Moulds in the lightweight division.The special guest on the night is Hull’s favourite boxing son, former Olympic champion and current pro fighter Luke Campbell who beat John Joe Nevin in the London 2012 final.Raphoe Select v St Paul’s BC, HullAaron McDaid (Raphoe) v Joey YoungDeclan McNamee (St John’s, Derry) v Will FentonCealan Doherty (Two Castles) v Jack Lambert Advertisement Ben Cooke (St John’s, Derry) v Bailey MillarLiam McMonagle (Raphoe) v Ryan DickensJude Gallagher (Two Castles) v Blaine LambertDaire Feeney (Raphoe) v Jibrain Khan Advertisement Ethan McCaul (St Josephs, Derry) v Teddy JacksonTom Doherty (Raphoe) v Kyle DurnainDennis Lafferty (Lifford, Donegal) v Naseem StowellTeo Alin (Cookstown) v Leo MouldsKieran Molloy (Oughterard, Galway) v Harvey LambertRaphoe ABC select looks to slay the ‘Tigers’ in Hull was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dennis LaffertyGary McCullaghHullKC StadiumLiam McMonagleLuke CampbellRaphoeRaphoe ABClast_img read more

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